The use of mobiles and eHealth technology is growing, and digital services are one of the largest areas for new entrepreneurs and start-ups within EU. In order to create customer oriented and trustworthy digital health and social services, multi-professional knowledge is needed. The partners, Laurea and Arcada UAS in Finland, Tartu Health Care College in Estonia, Red Cross Medical College of Riga Stradiņš University and Latvia Culture College at Latvian Academy of Culture in Latvia, are for the second time arranging an intensive course: Multi-professional Digital Developer ”Muddie 2”.
The main aim of the intensive course is to offer Nordic-Baltic experts and students the possibility to share practices and work together with customer oriented service design in digital health and welfare. The intensive course is a platform for workshops designing, building and further developing services in eHealth and eSocial, as part of the DeDiWe project. In the DeDiWe project (Developer of Digital health and Welfare services, 2015-2018, funded by the Central Baltic), a new multi-professional 30- credit curriculum was built, focusing on learning in multi-professional groups in international context. Active CB funding is ending Nov 2017 but the DeDiWe course continues as normal studies in partner schools. Teachers’ and students’ mobility is important and depending on Nordplus funding. Muddie 1 created deeper relationships between the partners and increased common knowledge about Higher Education Organizations and their working life partners. The multi-professional and multicultural work was innovative and rewarding and made the students stronger actors in the RIS3 areas and future developers of new innovative health- and welfare services.